succussion splash

succussion splash

[səkush′ən]
Etymology: L, succutere, to shake up; ME, plasche, puddle
the sound elicited by shaking the body of a person who has free fluid and air or gas in a hollow organ or body cavity. This sound may be present over a normal stomach but also may be heard with hydropneumothorax, large hiatal hernia, or intestinal or pyloric obstruction.

succussion splash

Physical exam A splashing heard when rocking a Pt with a fluid collection in the pleural space, abdominal cavity, stomach or elsewhere
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Remarkable findings included moderate abdominal distention, hypoactive bowel sounds, succussion splash, and marked tenderness to deep palpation in the epigastric region and left upper quadrant without guarding or rebound tenderness.